These pictures alone of small children practicing Wushu show artistic promise

Wushu, an artform incorporating martial arts, dance, and acrobatics, is practiced by this school of small children in Kathmandu, Nepal. The artistry of the students are phenominal. The pictures shown have a wonderful artistry of their own.

These 5- to 6-year-old students can kick well over their own height, and train with swords, spears, and quarterstaffs. They are preparing for upcoming national and international games.

Developed in China after 1949, Wushu takes different elements from traditional fighting techniques of multiple practices. Communist leaders helped develop this art practice as a way to practice martial arts separately from any religious aspects.

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Real-life karate kids: Nepalese children practise martial art Wushu – Daily Mail